MISSOURI CITY, Texas – Several nursing home facilities and senior living centers across the Houston area are reporting a rise in coronavirus cases and unfortunately even casualties. With elderly people being more susceptible to becoming critically ill from coronavirus, this is a concerning phenomenon.
The Resort at Texas City
Positive cases: 83
Location: Galveston County
Galveston County health officials announced that there are 83 residents and employees of a Texas City senior living facility who have tested positive for coronavirus Friday, which is up from 13 reported Thursday at the same facility.
Health officials tested 146 residents and employees for COVID-19 at The Resort at Texas City after 13 residents and employees previously tested positive for the virus. Some results are still pending, officials say. Read more here.
The Conservatory at Alden Bridge
Positive Cases: 15
Location: Montgomery County
Officials at The Woodlands senior living facility said three people had died and at least a dozen others had been infected with the coronavirus.
Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough announced a shelter-in-place order for the senior living facility earlier this week to help mitigate the spread and protect the residents and staff. Read more here.
The Landon Ridge Senior Living Facility
Positive cases: 1
Location: Fort Bend County
The spread of coronavirus has hit some senior living facilities particularly hard. The Landon Ridge Senior Living Facility in Sugar Land managed to keep the virus at bay, posting on Facebook they had no known infections.
However, Thursday night their fortune changed. Staff members reported a resident tested positive and alerted family members of residents. Read more here.
Park Manor Quail Valley
Positive cases: 28
Location: Fort Bend County
In Missouri City, the Park Manor Quail Valley nursing home confirmed several additional cases of coronavirus.
According to a representative, two residents and two staff members tested positive on March 30. When the facility learned of the new cases, they immediately started working on getting everyone at the facility tested. After some difficulty finding tests, they were to purchase tests, and those results showed that a total of 28 people were positive for COVID-19. Read more here.
The Waterford at College Station
Positive cases: 11
Location: Brazos County
In Brazos County, The Waterford at College Station reported five deaths with six others now confirmed to have coronavirus. The assisted living facility said the spread of the coronavirus had forced them to implement strict disinfecting and sanitizing guidelines set by the CDC. Read more here.
Southeast Harris County
Positive cases: 3
Location: Harris County
There were three positive coronavirus cases announced at an assisted living facility in southeast Harris County. Officials have not announced the name of the facility. Investigations are ongoing.